What is sustainable disease management for a greenhouse?

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.    

I attended a national workshop on Sustainable Greenhouse Production near Dallas, Texas this past November. It brought together growers, educators and industry professionals to discuss how greenhouses can address “sustainability.”

As defined by some in the industry, sustainable greenhouse horticulture “produces and sells crops in a manner that provides a profit for the business, minimizes the impact upon the environment, maximizes employee well-being, and benefits the community.”

Part of this concept is understanding disease management. Dr. Janna Beckerman from Purdue University provides an excellent article on this notion. View a PDF of the article.

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